Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Gift Box with Rhonda

Happy Thursday to you!  It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you today and share a project that I created using pieces from our May Club Q kit and of course some of our PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I started by creating my little gift box from one of the square cuts provided in the kit. Once assembled  I inked the edges with Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 

I added the pretty scalloped trim which I added some Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink to the bottom of the box. The "Color Me Crazy" Petaloo fabric flower was inked with Latte to give a bit of vintage feel to it.

You can see the leaves have a pretty soft green color courtesy of Sea Foam PowderPuff Chalk Ink and I touched the edges with Warm Sand. The pretty trim was the finishing touch.  

Quick Quotes Products Used:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight Confessions, Latte, Antique Linen and Sea Foam

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Picture Perfect with Donna!

Hi, Donna here today with a layout I did for my Hometown Landmarks album I have been working on for the past couple of months. Here is Berks County, PA there is a lot of history and this Pagoda was built back in 1906 atop of Mt. Penn in Reading, PA (pronounced redding). 

Now onto the altered chipboard! I took two different approaches. For the frame I covered it with Gesso and used the material to help give it some texture.

After it dried I added some Sunset Powderpuff ink, doesn't have to be uniform, actually better if not.

Dab some Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 
And finally, I added sparsely some Midnight Confessions.

The finished project, I loved how it turned out!

For the swirl piece of chipboard, I simply added some Green Tea PowderPuff Chalk Ink. Then took heavy embossing powder and heated it up, be careful not to torch the chipboard, mine started smoking (yikes!). My embossing ink pad is starting to dry out and I was going to put a second coat on to even it out, but I kind of like this look!

Quick Quotes Products:
Other Products:
Chipboard, Creative Imaginations and 7 Gypsies Brads, American Crafts Foam Thickers
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

His Summer Home by Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Gypsy Road Collection by Quick Quotes. This page has a sad ending but a crazy beginning, so I just had to scrapbook the story.

This beautiful boy, Cardinal, loves flying into my craft room windows all day long.
Drives me crazy!!! I wish he would stop but it has allowed me to get some good shots of him sitting on the tree branch.

Early this morning the cat must of had enough also, because we found red feathers out by a big tree in the yard.  It has been quiet, no more banging into the windows, kind of sad but kind of nice!!!

My tribute to a pretty boy!!!  

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Petaloo Flower
Sizzix Rosette Die by Tim Holtz
October Afternoon
American Crafts

Thanks for stopping by
~ Connie Mercer/DT member
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Monday, May 25, 2015

In Honor and Memory

Memorial Day 2015

Today we take time to give our thanks to the men and women and their families who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom in this great country.

We honor your memory and are forever grateful.
~ The Quick Quotes Family
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Friday, May 22, 2015

PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Martha!

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to show you how you can use the PowderPuff Chalk Inks with different materials. In today's project I used it over canvas and wood. And let me tell you, the tones and quality of this ink is really fantastic. You don't need to make an extra effort to obtain a great result because this Chalk Inks work perfectly with these materials.


I am using a canvas panel for this project and to create the background I decided to use a stencil. I selected the PowderPuff Chalk In in three different colors. They are Antique Linen, Latte and Sunset. I applied these directly over the canvas using a Stencil Brush. With this brush I can control the intensity of the color. However, you can also apply the ink directly over the stencil.


To decorate my canvas I am using a wood laser cut. It comes in natural color and I painted it using Buttercup, Fuchsia, Seafoam and Evergreen Powderpuff Chalk Inks. I applied these colors directly over the wood and let me tell you that the ink dries very quick, so you don't have to worry about it.

As a final touch I used some die cuts to cut a paper pieces to paste behind my bird, using a Joy Ride 100 paper, this green color offered me a perfect match and contrast with the light colors that I used for the background.

Remember with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink you can stamp over the paper, vellum, cardstock, canvas, chipboard and many more surfaces.

I have one secret to share with you: Experiment!!! this is the best part of our creations.

Quick Quotes Products used:
Other Products Used:
  • Canvas Panel
  • Stencil Steampunk Clockface Medium - Rebecca Baer
  • Stencil Brush
  • Bird on Branch - Unique Laser Designs
  • Big Shot - Sizzix
  • Budding Vine Die cut - DieNamites
  • Summer Branch Die cut - DieNamites
  • Grass in the Wind Die cut - DieNamites
  • Hemp Twine
Thanks for stopping by today!
Martha Lucia
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tags and PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Alicia

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia with you today to show off some pretty tags made from altered dictionary pages. 

These are actually a set of two dictionaries from my childhood. My husband said recycle them and I said NO! Repurpose them! So here is just my first project of what is sure to be many altered dictionary page projects.

PowderPuff Chalk Inks used to distress the dictionary page:

This is my favorite tag of the three I made. 
  • I inked the tag generously with Sky Blue.
  • Layered a piece of dictionary page and then a generously inked doily in Latte.  
  • I inked the small Petaloo flower in Sunset.
  • The larger flower and the entire card are edged with Sky Blue.
  • I added some blue seam binding for the ribbon.


Other Ingredients:
Petaloo Flowers and Leaf
Seam Binding

For this tag, I used the same dictionary page and diecuts from Gypsy Road paper. I used a stylus on the back of the flowers to distress before chalking them with PowderPuff Chalk Inks.  I added some heavy decorative metal brads.


Other Ingredients:
Metal Brads

This tag does not use the dictionary page but an inked doilie.  I used Plum Crazy PowderPuff Chalk Ink generously on the doily and the tag which was first covered with Alton 300 paper. The flowers are made from Alton 100 paper.


Other Products:
Spellbinders Spiral Blossoms Die
Radiant Rain Mist Ice
Recollections Flourish Bling
Sheer Ribbon

Here are all three tags and the covered backs.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Altered Inspiration with PowderPuff Chalk Inks!

Hello! Crystal here hosting the blog today to alter a planter with PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I've had this old thing sitting in a closet and I thought I'd use the PowderPuff Chalking Ink to give the planter a vintage and retro look.

Here is the "before"
I started with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Warm Sand on the Edges. Once that was dried I ran the PP Chalking ink in Latte to stamp some flowers. Using PP Chalking ink in Antique Linen I ran the ink pad over the edge again to give it a distress look.

The flowers you see are stamped in Powder Puff Chalking ink in Cherry Blossom and Antique Linen. The leafs are stamped in Seafoam and Evergreen.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Powder Puff Chalking Inks in: Warm Sand, Latte, Evergreen,  Antique Linen, Seafoam, and Cherry Blossom

Other Products Used:
Planter Twine  

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Reminder - May Challenge!

Tuesday greetings to you! 

Just a friendly reminder about our May challenge - add a butterfly or a flower to your project.  It runs through the 25th, so you still have time to play along!

Check out off of the details right here.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Cousins, Playmates and Friends with Donna!

Hi Donna here with a layout I did using Quick Quotes new line called Gypsy Road.

This layout I did of my two granddaughters who are best friends as well as cousins, and just like my journaling says, they are two peas in a pod!

I love the brick paper in this line, especially love this look of the brick peaking out behind the paper, remind of a painted brick wall the has peeled away over time. By adding the ink to the torn edges, helps gives it that special effect. 

Here is a really awesome quote I found it the Itty Bitty quote pack from Quick Quotes.
Quick Quotes Products:


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Use Those Scraps with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a mini card set using scraps of Quick Quotes papers and Petaloo flowers.  These are perfect for a small gift or gift bag.

* I started out with a pile of paper pieces and cut them down to 3" x 3".

* Add flower (Petaloo) to center of paper.
* Add twine ~ I used a hot glue gun for the flower and the twine.
* Double mat the sentiment and pop up with foam adhesive.
* Cut Kraft cardstock  3 1/2" x 7" fold in the center.
* Adhere card front to Kraft card.

I loved creating these small gift cards and felt really good about
using up my scraps of Quick Quotes papers.  My motto~don't throw
anything away, you can always make some small gift card sets.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Joy Ride 200
Celebrate 200
Joy Ride 100
Catalina Island 400
Orange Slice PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Seafoam PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Blue Lagoon PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Buttercup PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other Supplies:
Petaloo Flowers
Stamper Anonymous/Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer / DT member

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